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Grilled Eggplant and Asparagus Salad

Warm grilled eggplant, asparagus, and tomatoes top a bed of cool, crunchy romaine and endive lettuce with a balsamic vinegar dressing.


  • 32 asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 2 small Italian eggplants, cut into 1/2-inch thick spears
  • 4 tomatoes, sliced
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or as needed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups chopped endive
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese, or more to taste

Step by step

  1. Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Toss asparagus, eggplant, and tomatoes with about 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  3. Arrange vegetables on the preheated grill; cook until tender, 5 to 7 minutes per side.
  4. Whisk olive oil and vinegar in a bowl until smooth; season to taste with salt and black pepper. Toss romaine, endive, and dressing together in a large bowl.
  5. Serve grilled vegetables atop the dressed lettuce mixture; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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